Header image Low Carbon Concrete for Arctic Climate with Excellent Sustainability and Durability


Project Ar2CorD focuses on the optimisation and durability assessment of low carbon concrete (LCC), supported by environmental analysis. LCC with substitution of min. 30% of cement by locally available SCM will be tested. The durability assessment of LCC will be addressed by (A) verification of existing, modified or newly designed accelerated freeze-thaw durability tests; and (B) initiation of natural weathering environment exposure at a long-term durability monitoring test site which will be established in Narvik Harbour within Ar2CorD project. The benefits of low carbon concrete will be verified by EPD and LCA.

For more information visit the website of Ar2CorD

Project priority:

Strengthening the capacity for climate change adaptation, and resource sufficiency in NPA communities.


  • UiT, The Arctic University of Norway with Betongfokus and Betong Norge - Precast concrete association (Norway)
  • Permagreen Grønland A/S (Greenland)
  • Reykjavik University with Housing and Construction Authority (Iceland)
  • BM Vallá ehf. (Iceland)
  • Heidelberg Materials Cement Norway - former NORCEM AS (Norway)
  • University of Oulu, with Ruskon Betoni Oy and Suomen betoniyhdistys ry (Finland)
  • Lulea University of Technology (Sweden)
  • Heidelberg Materials Concrete Sweden - former Bentongindustri (Sweden)


The project is financed by Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic 2021-2027, which forms a cooperation between programme partner countries. The Programme NPA 2021-2027 is financed through European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and ERDF equivalent funding from the Non-EU partner countries, supplemented by match funding from projects.

Project id (Interreg): NPA0100039

Duration: 36 months (01. 01. 2023 - 31. 12. 2025)

Total budget: 1.4 mil. € (UiT + Betongfokus + Betong Norge budget: 548,993 €) 

Start: January 01. 2023
End: December 31. 2026

Project categories: Applied Research
Academic disciplines: Building materials
Keywords: Environment / Durability / Concrete




Iveta Novakova
Priyadharshini Perumal
Olafur Haralds Wallevik
Andrzej Cwirzen
Jonas L. H. Nielsen
Einar Einarsson
Jonas Carlswärd
Knut Ose Kjellsen
Boy-Arne Persson-Buyle


  1. Low Carbon Concrete Possibilities: EPD and Regulations in Northern Periphery and Arctic (Academic article)